SWTV 2013 Year in Review

year in review 2013January

Tripp Roth remembered
Old school pics in the WDSU garage
Margaret Orr and Norman Robinson danced
Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was indicted
Sean Payton was reinstated as Saints head coach
Sean Payton released a statement on his reinstatement
Southern Miss hoops went on a 47-4 run against Marshall
The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled a new logo
ESPN made fun of the Pelicans
> It was Super Bowl week in New Orleans

February

> ESPN transformed Tad Gormley stadium for its Super Bowl party
> I shot some awesome video at the Justin Timberlake Super Bowl concert
> The power went out at the Superdome during the Super Bowl
> Behind the scenes when the lights went out at the Dome
> Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was reinstated by the NFL
> Behind the scenes of WDSU’s Fat Tuesday coverage
> A New Orleans deputy mayor resigned
> I ran my second half marathon
> Former Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard was sentenced
> I reported on oversigning and grayshirting at LSU and in the SEC 

March

> Five Questions with NBC’s Jay Gray
> New pope took the name “Francis”
> Inspiring words from WDSU news producers
> The Mobile Leprechaun turned seven years old
> Councilwoman Stacy Head was the headliner at the 50th New Orleans Press Club Gridiron event
> Five Questions with Saints punter Thomas Morstead
> Five Questions with jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport
> The Mobile Leprechaun made an appearance in D.C.

April

> Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall passed away
> ‘Five Questions’ with Fleurty Girl owner Lauren Thom (LeBlanc)
> I judged crawfish
> A friend wrote about his eventful television career
> ‘Five Questions’ with Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson
> There was severe weather and flooding in Old Metairie
> Norman was called “old gray beard” at the end of a newscast
> A gorgeous day at City Park

May

> ‘Five Questions’ with (now deceased) Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue
> NOPD looks for stolen pig statue
> Termite Apocalypse in pictures and video
> ‘Five Questions’ with former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn
> I wrote about Norman Robinson’s last 10 p.m. newscast
> Norman spoke to the viewers at the end of his last 10 p.m. newscast
> A guest post about breaking into broadcast news

June

> Steve Gleason responded to an ill-conceived radio stunt
> ‘Five Questions’ with Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken
> You hated one of my suit/shirt combos

July

We vacationed in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
> The Smurfs made fun of food allergies
> Fletcher Mackel and I were live at the Saints facility at the start of training camp
> ‘Five Questions’ with news anchor Fred Cunningham
> WDSU did well at the Press Club awards

August

> NFL introduces a new bag policy
> A look back at my family’s camp, destroyed during Hurricane Katrina

September

My thoughts on what Sean Payton means to the Saints
> I interviewed “Law & Order: SVU” star Kelli Giddish
> I wrote a lot about Rob Ryan

October

> “Mr. Monday Night” struck again
> I ran my third half marathon
> A woman nearly fainted during a President Obama speech
> The Saints revealed they want to add a giant video board at the Superdome

November

> A former politician didn’t know when to stop talking
> I featured local artist Terrance Osborne
> My experience at the local MAC counter
> I wrote about Pierre Thomas, the Saints’ underrated hero
> Drew Brees reached another milestone
> There was controversy in the Saints/49ers game

December

> Fletcher Mackel tells a story 25 seconds before his sportscast
> I took the family to see the Christmas lights at Lafreniere Park
> There was a lot of snow on an NFL Sunday
> Ron Burgundy promoted a Saints game
> Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue passed away
> The Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley
> We won Mega-Millions money
> I went fishing in Shell Beach
> Some ungrateful Who Dats were reminded of ghosts of Saints’ past
> I featured an 84-year-old who cooks for 25 people, six days a week